I remember reading about World of Warcraft in a gaming magazine; from playing counterstrike at a lan center or experience a slightly scaled down mmo from dreamcast ' phantasy star online.
World of Warcraft really captured my imagination; wearing cheap mail armor and a basic two hander sword; killing wolves and following the quest line that leads you into the front gates of Stormwind; seeing a level 60 warrior in all his might and armor. He was full wrath t1 set i believe and was doing the quest for Quel'Serrar and was waiting for an NPC. Being nice enough to give me 20 gold and just being baffled by how large the continent is.
PvP was simply the reason why i wanted to play the game; all of my real life friends were level 60 and grinding for Grand Marshal about a month and a half before me while i was busy sitting at level 30 enjoy my red mail outfit. looking like a samurai dueling paladins outside ironforge.
Many years have passed and now i am a legacy player that has grand marshal achievment from vanilla. Knowing how to properly use macros and keybinds. Pushed the ranks in arena but not anywhere near those spectacular blizzcon champions.
People will complain about warcraft not being what it used to be; the decline of PvP and balancing but in the end, they always come back. I came back after leaving for a few months of after wrath.
World of Warcraft is my mario; my halo 2, my counterstrike. It is not the perfect game but it is a game that is far better than the competitor offer.
If you want to quit wow; go ahead and quit, 15 dollars a month is nothing to me especially for a game that brought alot of joy to my life. new friendships and awesome memories.
What is wow to you?